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Nantwich residents to pay 4.99% increase in policing precept

Nantwich residents to pay 4.99% increase in policing precept

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire residents will have to pay 4.99% more in the police precept from April, adding an extra £12.50 to the annual bill for a band D property.

The £12.50 increase to the policing element of the Council Tax bill amounts to an extra £1.04 a month for a band D household.

February 4, 2024
Cheshire Police Crime Commissioner “sorry” for schoolgirl skirts comment

Cheshire Police Crime Commissioner “sorry” for schoolgirl skirts comment

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
~Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner has apologised for an “inappropriate and unacceptable” comment he made about schoolgirls wearing ‘very short skirts’ and said he is not a misogynist.

John Dwyer made the comment during a meeting of Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council back in November in a discussion about abuse and violence faced by women and young girls.

February 3, 2024
Cheshire Police issue first GPS tag on stalking offender

Cheshire Police issue first GPS tag on stalking offender

Cheshire Police have issued the county’s first GPS tag on a stalking offender after securing a five-year protection order.

The Constabulary’s Harm Reduction Unit (HRU) secured the stalking protection order (SPO) with the stipulation that the offender has to wear the tag.

January 28, 2024
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Cheshire Police destroy more e-scooters amid Christmas warning to parents

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire Police have seized and destroyed six e-scooters ridden on public highways in Crewe – and warn they will do the same in all towns if parents buy them for children at Christmas.

Police and crime commissioner John Dwyer also urged residents to report their neighbours if they had the vehicles and were riding them illegally on public roads or pavements.

November 25, 2023
Proms concert at Acton church raises funds for Royal British Legion

Proms concert at Acton church raises funds for Royal British Legion

By Jonathan White
A “Proms Acton” fund-raising concert at St Mary’s Church in Acton has helped raise vital funds for the Royal British Legion.

The concert took place in front of a sold-out audience on November 12.

November 19, 2023
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Cheshire Police secure £1 million funding to fight anti-social behaviour

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has hailed an extra £1 million for projects that tackle anti-social behaviour in the county.

It will help fund more CCTV cameras in Crewe and new drones to help police track and follow suspects using e-scooters and e-bikes.

November 1, 2023
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Police bosses pledge to target e-scooters “plague” in Nantwich

Police chiefs have pledged to target e-scooters “plaguing” the streets of Nantwich, town councillors were told.

Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said six e-scooters in the town had already been seized and issued a warning to parents not to buy the “illegal” machines for their kids.

September 15, 2023
Cheshire Police Community Action Fund opens for £5,000 bids

Cheshire Police Community Action Fund opens for £5,000 bids

South Cheshire community groups can now apply for £5,000 grants from the police’s Community Action Fund.

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has reopened the fund and the deadline for new applications is Thursday 30 November.

September 8, 2023
Councillor tables motion to reopen Nantwich Police Station

Councillor tables motion to reopen Nantwich Police Station

A long-standing Nantwich councillor has called on Cheshire Police to re-open the town’s police station helpdesk as the local population continues to rise.

Cllr Arthur Moran has tabled a “notice of motion” which will be discussed by town councillors at their monthly meeting this week (July 13).

July 10, 2023
Cyber Helpline charity expands to help Cheshire victims

Cyber Helpline charity expands to help Cheshire victims

A charity supporting victims of cyber crime in Cheshire has had an extra post funded by the Police & Crime Commissioner.

The Cyber Helpline, launched five years ago, supports victims of online crime by connecting them to volunteer IT and cyber security experts.

March 22, 2023
Some police officers quitting after just 12 months, says Cheshire PCC

Some police officers quitting after just 12 months, says Cheshire PCC

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Some police officers quit after 12 months because they don’t realise the job involves working nights or dealing with dead bodies, a Cheshire police boss said.

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said he wasn’t aware of it happening locally, but he had been told that was the case by other forces.

March 20, 2023
Cheshire Police 999 calls now answered more quickly, says Commissioner

Cheshire Police 999 calls now answered more quickly, says Commissioner

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
More than 90% of 999 calls are now being answered by Cheshire Police within 10 seconds compared to 76% this time last year.

And 90% of all grade one incidents in October, November and December were attended within the target time of 15 minutes, police commissioner John Dwyer said.

January 7, 2023
Residents asked to pay 6.4% more for policing in Cheshire

Residents asked to pay 6.4% more for policing in Cheshire

By Mark Smith, local democracy reporter
Residents in South Cheshire are being asked whether they would be prepared to pay 6.4% more tax towards the cost of policing.

The county’s Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer says inflation has added more than £14 million to Cheshire Police’s costs, with £6.7 million worth of savings already in the pipeline.

January 3, 2023